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Govt mulls changes in nat’l teachers award criteria

In a move aimed at making National Teachers Award selection criteria more transparent, the Centre is mulling to tweak the norms, which have been in practice for many decades. According to officials, the Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry has just started brainstorming over the issue and is in the process to develop a mechanism for it.

While talking to Millennium Post over the issue, MoS HRD Upendra Kushwaha said, “It’s not yet decided to change the rules, but one think that I can say is that the ministry has made a move in this direction. It’s also hopeful that teachers for the next year’s national award would be selected on the basis of new norms.”

In reply to a question as what necessitated it, the minister said, “We thought to change the guidelines after receiving suggestions to make the selection criteria more transparent. The ministry has also come across with some complaints in this regard. The new norms would be more transparent and it would be formulated after taking all stakeholders on board.”

Khushwaha, who opened Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan’s Mera Desh Mera Gaurav campaign, said that if one wants to have a glance of India, visit any Kendriya Vidyalaya. The event was organised to commemorate 70 years of freedom and remembering the sacrifices of the martyrs.
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